Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...A New Balance

rise up into
the breath of the early morn
enclosed in each step
is a permit to live
out the contracted
certified beginnings
of excellent credit

do you see it
written in the fine print
of the shadow

old memories
do not dispute
my reservation
in this life
I engage possession
now and forever
it is mine
it is a valid address

all correspondence
with the past
shall be held accountable
and payable
to my future scheme
all transactions
shall be mailed

if applicable

please do not fold, bend or mutilate...


Ok...maybe I got up a little too early this mornin'...right...
as a credit card statement looms out of the corner of my eye,
I've already decided that this day will begin with a smile of irony...
You can never take it too seriously
or you'll get caught up in the drama
of someone else's dis-ease!

Take a step into your own life this beautiful Saturday morn,
(Sunday down under...)
it is beautiful you know,
even as it storms here in Ioway
there is the smell of a new day all 'round
and I want to get all the goody out of every second!

Hey, Harriet...that's what I'm talkin' about!


sassytrash said...

Great shadow the corollation!
About 2 years ago I took "a step into my own life" and started my blog! It sorta RUNS my life now......but I think I am finally getting the hang of "getting the goody out of every second"!!!! Wish I had learned it sooner!

Lori R. said...

Just take a deep breathe and remember it is only what you make of it, and you usually have a sunny disposition! Besides this is only the 1,396th day of rain this summer and at least something is sunny, even if it is disposition.

sarayutouched said...

iowa to michigan is in a blink of an often it seems we wake up with the same thoughts. you expressing with your own finding what another has wrote to express mine.

it is awesome how often that occurs. i am smiling with my cup of coffee and thoughts of you my friend... good morning indeed...may the goody flow.

Annie said...

Very fine shadow shot but it was

"You can never take it too seriously
or you'll get caught up in the drama
of someone else's dis-ease!"

that really caught my attention. These words hit me like a guiding light. Thank you for that.

BLOGitse said...

In Casa it's Saturday afternoon now :)
I can see two patterns on your SS,
in the middle white area looks like Finland and around that it looks like a woman with long neck and ear ring :)
Have a great weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shadow shot as always and your words seriously spoke to me today -- just what I needed to hear/read! Thanks for the wisdom! Enjoy your weekend!


frayedattheedge said...

I love your shadow shot - and as always, your words too!

Ralph said...

The light falls upon us and the warmth of modern life as well as older memories is enhanced. The sun shines and we appreciate the totality of the wonder of life. Light exudes happiness it seems...

Gallery Juana said...

nice reminder to breathe. sometimes I catch myself holding my breath. bad habit of mine when I'm stressed or hungry.

very wise words in your poem and post.

wishing you a good weekend.

Beverley Baird said...

Great shadow shot and excellent advice!

Greyscale Territory said...

O I love your words! Love the ideas of stepping away from someone else's dis-ease! Strange! It is like I am being given a message on several blogs to let the small stuff drift away on the winds! (Just the sideline stresses of being a teacher! Trying not to dwell on it all till Monday!)

I honestly believe that attitude is all about "psyching" the mind! We can make it whatever we want it to be! We have the power!

So, with all that in mind, I am going to brave the grey, cold, rainy, misty weather outside and find some weird photos! I'm sure I won't have much trouble!

Back to your photo! Adore that chair and the shapely shadow across the cushioned seat! Very beautiful! And a Paris connection I notice too!

BIGGEST HUGS dearest sister! Go get 'em!

anka said...

This is one great shadow. Strong, determined and vintage looking. Nice!

Manang Kim said...

A lone chair that could mean many things. Happy Sunday!

Yellow Dahlia

Cassie said...

Interesting seat cover on the chair...Paris,mon amour. Your words are very deep. I need to digest them. Have a great week.

Hey Harriet said...

"Getting the goody out of every second" - I LOVE that! I love the whole poem. I think it may be my fave one so far! And a lovely shadow shot also! I hope all goes well for the rest of the weekend Sharon. Good stuff ahead!

Spadoman said...

Pays the bills, (or not), on Monday. Enjoy the weekend, looking for shadows. I like the ones that are so dark and sharp edged. Nice job.


dulcy said...

Love this post Sharon! The shadow shot is gorgeous..... as well as the lovely piece of prose...


Serendipity said...

I like that chair!

Barbara and Nancy said...

An absolutely beautiful shadow shot. I love it. It's frameable!
Nice words of wisdom, too.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Sweet Repose : )
I love this chair .. the seat padding looks antique and absolutely perfect for the chair !
I have to deal with something every day and I swear it won't get the best of me .. after a good cry that is ;-) .. we all deal with what has been dealt in such different ways don't we ? .. storms have a quirky habit of making us guess what the end result will be ;-)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Sharon - you always have the perfect words! And how pride & prej. soundtrack - one of our favs! Love the shadow...lovin' the chair - wishing you a fabulous week!

JunieRose2005 said...

Love the shadow shot-and your words!


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wonderful and very cool photo!

Paula Scott said...

I always love your 'take' on things. Always positive, with a good message and a lot of heart. Great image too!

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